Getting an appraisal from Dawson Appraisal Services, LLCYear after year, thousands of people in Florida buy, sell or refinance their home. Many of these transactions have a simple line item for an appraisal. The majority of lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that might appear to be more prudent than an appraisal. But is securing a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there additional instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy? Absolutely.
Appeal your tax assessment in Orange CountyIf you live in an area where the value of property has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Dawson Appraisal Services, LLC is your best evidence when building your case. We're equipped to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.
Dawson Appraisal Services, LLC can help you do away with PMI to lower your mortgage paymentPrivate Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance plan that many lenders ask homebuyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. Most often, this additional payment is folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. PMI isn't necessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% level, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Dawson Appraisal Services, LLC can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the home valuation can generally be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
Settling a divorce with less stressA divorce can be a very traumatic event for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the troublesome decision of who keeps the house. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their property, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Dawson Appraisal Services, LLC, regardless of the situation.
If the parties wish to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture of what price to set. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.
Trustworthy estate liquidationLosing a loved one is a difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Market Value for the real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the maximum degree of discretion.
Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these affairs. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, knowing the certain value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received a fair deal.
Dawson Appraisal Services, LLC can assist you in relocating to or from Orange CountyEmployee relocation can be a real pain. We know where you're coming from! That being said, we take great care in setting up an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough process, we encourage employees that are moving to provide remarks on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered.
Let Dawson Appraisal Services, LLC help you sell your home quickly at the right priceWhether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a more informed decision when determining your selling price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are calculated on our efforts to perform the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.
On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long houses stay on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and what an applicable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market for an extended amount of time.